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SetFigPaper

version 1.0.3 (21.8 KB) by José M. Requena Plens
Function to modify the style of the graphical representations of MATLAB

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Updated 07 Apr 2021

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SetFigPaper

Introduction

With this function it is possible to modify multiple style parameters of MATLAB graphic representations. It is only necessary to include the function call after the graphic representation code, that's all.

It can be used in two ways:

  • Name-Value pair arguments: setfigpaper('Width',[20,0.65],'Interpreter','Latex'). Only the parameters you want to modify are necessary.
  • Only values: setfigpaper([20,0.65],10,'Helvetica','Latex'). With explicit order: (Width,FontSize,FontName,Interpreter,Grayscale,LineWidth,Figure).

The available options are:

Name Description
Width Simple: one integer. With aspect ratio: array with two elements, the width and the aspect ratio.
FontSize The font size in all texts in the figure.
FontName Font family.
Interpreter Text interpreter syntax, 'Latex', 'tex' or 'none'. If you don't want to modify the interpreter the value must be [] (empty value).
Grayscale Change all colours to grayscale. [boolean]
LineWidth Set line width only for axes, not for data.
Figure Apply to a specific figure.

Examples

Grayscale

Example 1

setfigpaper('GrayScale',true)

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Wind (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35250-matlab-plot-gallery-wind), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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Example 2

setfigpaper('GrayScale',true)

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Subplot (2) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35298-matlab-plot-gallery-subplot-2), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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Interpreter

Example 1

setfigpaper('Interpreter','Latex')

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Heatmap Chart (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/63457-matlab-plot-gallery-heatmap-chart), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

Original setfigpaper

Example 2

setfigpaper('Interpreter','Latex')

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Line Plot 2D (2) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35256-matlab-plot-gallery-line-plot-2d-2), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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FontName

  • Only work with 'Tex' interpreter

Example 1

setfigpaper('FontName','Courier')

Code: https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/wordcloud.html

Original setfigpaper

Example 2

setfigpaper('FontName','Times New Roman')

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Heatmap Chart (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/63457-matlab-plot-gallery-heatmap-chart), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

Original setfigpaper

FontSize

Example 1

setfigpaper('FontSize',6)

Code: https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/parallelplot.html

Original setfigpaper

Example 2

setfigpaper('FontSize',15)

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Directed Graph Plot (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/63456-matlab-plot-gallery-directed-graph-plot), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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LineWidth

Example 1

setfigpaper('LineWidth',2)

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Set Axes Positions (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/63458-matlab-plot-gallery-set-axes-positions), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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Example 2

setfigpaper('LineWidth',1.5)

Code: MathWorks Plot Gallery Team (2020). MATLAB Plot Gallery - Scatter Plot 3D (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35288-matlab-plot-gallery-scatter-plot-3d), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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Troubleshooting

In some representations, it is necessary to carry out previous steps for the function to work correctly.

  • pie and pie3: If you use LaTeX interpreter with default labels (percentage) you need to fix the plot before call setfigpaper. Solution:

     p = pie([1 3 0.5 2.5 2]);
     txt = findobj(p,'Type','Text');
     arrayfun(@(x) set(x,'String',strrep(x.String,'%','\%')),txt,...
     'UniformOutput',false)
     setfigpaper
  • pareto: If you use LaTeX interpreter with default ticklabels (percentage) you need to fix the plot before call setfigpaper. Solution:

     [H,ax]  = pareto([200 120 555 608], {'Fred','Ginger','Norman','Max'});
     ax(2).YTickLabel = arrayfun(@(x) strrep(x,'%','\%'),ax(2).YTickLabel);
     setfigpaper

Incompatibility Issues

Setfigpaper is developed in MATLAB 2020. In some versions not all options are available. The function checks the version so that the incompatible code is not executed.

If you find any error or the modification does not apply to any item, please inform me and I will try to solve it.

Legend meaning:

  • #f03c15 Fixed by version checking.
  • #efb810 It runs but doesn't affect.

MATLAB 2018b (9.5) and earlier

   Axes/Object Description Line code
#f03c15 Heatmap Unable to assign an interpreter to text within the map. set(ax.Heatmap,'Interpreter',type);
#f03c15 GraphPlot Cannot modify node font. set(grap,'nodefontname',...
#efb810 Polar Axes Grayscale cannot be applied to all elements.

Author

Jose M. Requena Plens, 2020. (info@jmrplens.com | joreple@upv.es)

Original concept: Noe Jimenez, 2014. (noe.jimenez@csic.es | nojigon@i3m.upv.es)

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Cite As

Requena-Plens, Jose M. SetFigPaper (https://www.github.com/jmrplens/SetFigPaper), GitHub. 2020.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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